As far as hotels go, Treasure Bay has a lot going for it. Comfortable rooms, ample amenities, helpful staff, and an unbeatable location make Treasure Bay Resort and Marina a premiere lodging option in this part of Florida. When you add that we are also a hotel with access to a marina, Treasure Bay simply can’t be beat. The marina is a great place to take a walk and admire all of the beautiful boats in the slips. If you plan on taking advantage of the marina with some time on the water yourself, check out these three beautiful nearby places to take a cruise.
Explore Boca Ciega Bay in your Backyard
The marina at Treasure Bay sits on Boca Ciega Bay and provides the perfect watery playground right at your fingertips. Boca Ciega Bay was designated as an aquatic preserve in the late 1960s and is home to seemingly endless canals, mangrove islands, sandy beaches, and a plethora of unique habitats for local wildlife. Whether you are staying with us for a day or a week, you should plan on taking full advantage of your hotel with access to a marina and spend some time in your backyard aquatic playground on Boca Ciega Bay.
Marvel at the Natural Beauty of Shell Key Preserve
Just a short way down the coast from Treasure Bay Resort and Marina is Shell Key Preserve. At 1,800 acres Shell Key Preserve is considered one of Florida’s most critical habitats for shorebird nesting. The preserve consists of mangrove islands, beds of sea grass and Shell Key – one of the county’s largest undeveloped barrier islands. In addition to providing critical habitat for wildlife, Shell Key is also open to boating and camping and has plenty of public use beaches to enjoy as well. The preserve is only accessible by boat, giving you the perfect excuse to utilize your hotel’s marina access.
Enjoy a Full Day on the Water at Egmont Key State Park
If you are trying to maximize your time on the water, take a boat to Egmont Key State Park. This park is a long scenic cruise away from Treasure Bay Resort and Marina and provides unparalleled solitude and beauty for those who make the trip. Egmont Key acts as a wildlife refuge for many different species and also has a rich history worth exploring. If spending a full day on the water exploring Florida’s coast, this state park should be on the top of your list.
Not many hotels can say they also have access to a marina. At Treasure Bay, we like to encourage our guests to take full advantage of this unbeatable water access. There is somewhere worth exploring via boat no matter the length of your visit. Check out one of our above recommendations, or check in upon arrival for more suggestions from our knowledgeable and passionate staff.